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Dr Seb Coxon

Dr Seb Coxon

Reader in German

SELCS

Faculty of Arts & Humanities

Joined UCL
1st Sep 2000

Research summary

His principal research interests are (1) characterization in medieval narrative (hair, beards and baldness); (2) short comic narratives of the later Middle Ages; (3) laughter, jest and ridicule in courtly and urban culture; (4) medieval drama; (5) Wolfram von Eschenbach's Parzival. He is currently working on: a monograph concerning charcterization in medieval narrative (hair, beards and baldness); a complete translation of 13C and 14C 'Mären' (as part of Cologne/ Tübingen 'Versnovellistik' project); and a bilingual edition of Heinrich Bebel's Libri facetiarum (1508; 1512)

Teaching summary

Teaches courses on medieval and premodern literature (on topics ranging from love songs

and Arthurian romance to heroic epic and bawdy short stories), modern German literature and translation (from German)..

Education

University of Oxford
DPhil, German Literature and Medieval/Ancient History | 1998
University of Oxford
MA, German Language | 1998
Regent School of Languages
RSACTEFL, Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) | 1993
University of Oxford
BA, German Language | 1991
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